Please don't wait any longer to renew your membership in TMA and your county medical society. The 2011 Texas Legislature has begun, and it will be 140 very difficult days for medicine.
Legislators already have filed bills that expand the scope of practice of nonphysician practitioners and threaten physicians' independent medical judgment through direct employment of physicians. Additionally, the projected $30 billion budget shortfall means big cuts could be in store for Medicaid, graduate medical education, and public health programs.
No one is better equipped to fight for and serve you in these difficult times than TMA and your county medical society. We have a plan, and we need your help to be successful. Only with grassroots support can we kill or amend the bad bills and pass the ones that are good for medicine and patients. Renew today! Installment options are available.
For more information, call the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or e-mail TMA Knowledge Center.
Action, Feb. 15, 2010